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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Milestone Benefactor?
2. Am I a Milestone Benefactor?
3. How much will the weekend cost me?
4. How are hotel reservations handled?
5. What is the schedule of events?
6. What is the proper attire for Academic Recognition Weekend?
7. Where can I pick up my welcome packet?
8. Do you have transportation available for guests while on campus?
9. Is parking available on campus?
10. Who can I contact with further questions?

1.  What is a Milestone Benefactor?

Milestone Benefactors are individuals or organizations who have achieved a new giving milestone since the last Academic Recognition Weekend. These individuals or organizations have reached one of the following levels based on total gifts in support of the academy:

       Premier ($5 million)
       Presidential ($1 million)
       Distinguished ($500,000)
       Prize ($250,000)
       Named ($100,000)

If a benefactor has been previously honored at a particular giving level, he or she will become a milestone benefactor again once the next level of giving is reached.

2.  Am I a Milestone Benefactor?

If you qualify as a 2015 Milestone Benefactor, your formal invitation will include a Milestone Benefactor RSVP card. As a Milestone Benefactor, accommodations are complimentary, and you will have an opportunity to make brief, one-minute remarks at the Saturday night recognition dinner after Notre Dame President Rev. John. I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presents you with a token of appreciation.

3. How much will the weekend cost me?

Everyone is responsible for their own travel to and from Notre Dame, but once on campus, the University will provide meals and transportation to and from weekend activities.

Guests: Guests are invited to stay at the beautiful, recently renovated Morris Inn. A special room rate of $139.00 per night has been secured for University guests for standard rooms, and it is our pleasure to make the needed reservations. We ask that weekend guests be responsible for their hotel expenses.

Milestone Benefactors: For Milestone Benefactors, room reservations at the Morris Inn are complimentary, and it is our pleasure to make the needed reservations. (Please see definition of Milestone Benefactor above.)

4. How are hotel reservations handled?

For everyone in need of hotel accommodations, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Morris Inn for the evenings of Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st. If you would like to reserve a room, please be sure to complete both sides of your RSVP card or go online to RSVP, noting any special room requirements. You will receive confirmation of your reservation prior to the weekend.

5. What is the schedule of events?

Friday, March 20, 2015

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception in the Galleria at the Jordan Hall of Science

8:00 p.m. Notre Dame Glee Club Concert in the Leighton Concert Hall at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Saturday, March 21, 2015

10:00 a.m. Morning Program in the Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College of Business

Noon Luncheon in the William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn

1:30 p.m. At Leisure

5:00 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

6:15 p.m. Recognition Dinner in the William and Mary Ann Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn                                              

6. What is the proper attire for Academic Recognition Weekend?

We recommend comfortable clothing for the daytime. Dressier attire is appropriate for Friday night’s activities (e.g., sport jackets for men and corresponding attire for women). The festivities of Saturday evening will be dressy, but not formal (e.g., suits for men and cocktail attire for women).

7. Where can I pick up my welcome packet?

Packets will be available upon check-in for all guests staying at the Morris Inn. For those guests not staying at the hotel, you may pick up your packet at the first event you attend.

8. Do you have transportation available for guests while on campus?

Yes. Bus transportation is available to and from all venues.

9.  Is parking available on campus?

Yes, guests are welcome to use the valet service at the Morris Inn. Guests may also park at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Lot B West).

10. Who can I contact with further questions?

Heather Moriconi, Director of Special Events &Stewardship
Email: hmoricon@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-9784